Homeowners

Trees are a valuable asset to your property and caring for their health and beauty can be a daunting task. Hiring a tree service to do the work is great, but how do you know your getting the correct information from an unbiased source. I can come in and tell you pretty much whatever you want or need to know about your trees. I can diagnose and recommend treatment options for any pests or diseases. I can lay out a pruning program for exactly what is needed for your trees health and longevity. Not a pruning plan to fit the budget of a tree service. I can recommend what trees to plant, how to care for them, or even a plan on the protection of existing trees for new building projects or home additions. And finally, I can provide a through investigation into the structure and health of your existing trees in a structural risk assessment to determine the risk a tree may pose to your home or other valuable property.

  • Tree Risk Assessments
  • Tree care plans (pruning schedules, planting, disease and pest management)
  • References to quality arborists
  • Disease and Pest Diagnosis and treatment recommendations
  • General information of what you have and how to best care for it.
 

HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT TREE CARE SERVICES

PRUNING - All pruning should be done in accordance with ANSI A300 standards. Pruning isn’t always required and can be harmful to your trees health if done improperly. Therefore, make sure to have pruned only what is necessary or what you request.

REMOVAL - When it comes time for a tree to be removed. Make sure the service is focused on the safety required to do the job. Interview the sales person and ask how they will remove the tree (e.g. Will you be lowing the pieces by rope? or Will heavey equipment be needed to remove the wood?). Also, do your homeowrk to find out if they follow safety regulations and use the proper precautions. All employees on the job site should have a minnimum harthat,safety glasses, and hearing protection along with chainsaw protection for those running chainsaws on the ground. And Finally, get proof of insurace before the job starts or you accept the bid. Hiring a contractor without insuracne can make you liable for any accidens or injuries that happen on your property.

TREE SALES - To learn more about how to choose and buy bare root tree, click here. Also, learn why bare-root trees should be your first choice in planting a tree.

TREE PLANTING - The key to long lived and healthy trees starts with high quality trees and proper planting. Ensure your tree gets the proper care and attention it needs to live a long and healthy life. Make sure all planting is done according to ANSI A 300 standards.

DISEASE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT - There are many diseases, pathogens, and insects that attack trees. Urban trees are more suceptible to these problems because of the high amounts of stress involved with growing in an urban environment. Choosing an arborist who can properly diagnose a tree issue is very imnportant. At a minnimum serach for an ISA Certified Arborist and research their credentials and past expierence in dealing with tree diseases. Tree problems can be very species specific and a lot of miss inofmraion is often spread by those who "think" they know what is going on or what to do.

Of course, you can always contact us to be provided with a consultation and diagnosis of your tree issues.

Common treatments include the following:

  • Dutch Elm Disease prevention
  • Emerald Ash Borer prevention (should only be recomended or necessary if EAB is within 20 miles of your location)
  • Bronze Birch Borer
  • Two-lined Chestnut Borer (affecting oaks)
  • Bur oak Blight
  • Chlorosis (yellow leaves)
  • Anthracnose (spring leaf drop)
  • Spruce tree Needle Cast

TREE RISK ASSESSMENT - Trees are living growing organisms. They are also very large and can be potentially hazardous if unstable or defective. Most often this isn’t the case. Healthy trees can be very strong and rarely should be a concern. However, if you are worried about a trees health and your home and families safety, we can provide a detailed assessment of the trees health and structure and how that is related to any potential targets. This process is also used in cases were a tree is being considered for removal.

CONSULTATION - Often times as a customer you want to know what is the best action for your tree. We can provide that information with consultation visit. In most instances minimal treatment and often nothing is required. Aspen Arboriculture prides its business on tree preservation and care and only the necessary work for the heath, longevity, and safety of your trees. For more information on consultations, check out the Consulting Arborist Page.